Thursday, December 1, 2011

Meet our Committee Members!

Our Exec team wouldn't be anything without our wonderful committee members! Here's a bit about each one of them:

Left to right: Peitong, Carmela, Allison
Public Relations Committee
Dorm: Baker
... Mathematical Topic: Competition Math
... Class at MIT so far: 18.310 Intro to Applied Math
... Movie:
... Dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake
Outreach Committee
Dorm: McCormick
... Mathematical Topic: Geometry
... Class at MIT so far: 21F.064 Intro to Japanese Culture
... Song: River Flows in You - Yiruma
... Dessert: Coffee flavored creme brulee (heavy on the caramelized sugar please!)
Post-MIT Plans: I'm gonna change the Philippines! Then change the world!
Outreach Committee
Dorm: McCormick
... Fractal: Pythagoras Tree
... Class at MIT so far: 18.700 Linear Algebra
... Dessert: Ice Cream
Post-MIT Plans: Finance

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Meet the Exec!

Here are the wonderful women in charge of USWIM!
Stay tuned for another post about our Public Relations and Outreach committees!

Top Row, left to right: Christie, Yuxin, Chen Dan, Hilary
Bottom Row, left to right: Yueyang, Alyssa, Anne, Amy
Dorm: McCormick
... Mathematical Topic: Anything with Math and Biology
... Fractal: Strange Attractors
... Class at MIT so far: 18.353/18.354 Nonlinear Dynamics I & II
... Movie: The Lord of the Rings- Return of the King
... Dessert: Toffee Bars
Post-MIT Plans: PhD in Computational Biology
Vice President
Dorm: Burton-Conner
... Mathematical Topic: Algorithms
... Fractal: Koch star
... Class at MIT so far: 18.404 Theory of Computation
... Song: Anything sung by The Watersons
... Dessert: Bananas
Post-MIT Plans: Computer science graduate school
Dorm: Baker
... Mathematical Topic: Probability Theory
... Class at MIT so far: 18.125 Measure and Integration
... Movies: The Reader, Lord of the Flies, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Notre Dame de Paris
Post-MIT Plans: Gap year & graduate school, or work
Chen Dan
Dorm: MacGregor
... Mathematical Topic: Probability and Statistics
... Class at MIT so far: 6.01 Introduction to EECS
... Movie: One Litter Tears
... Dessert: Tiramisu
Public Relations Co-Chair
Dorm: MacGregor
... Mathematical Topic: Optimization
... Class at MIT so far: 6.042 Mathematics for Computer Science
... Movie: The Lord of the Rings
... Dessert: Frozen Yogurt
Post-MIT Plans: Quantitative Trading
Public Relations Co-Chair
Dorm: McCormick
... Fractal: IFS fractals, e.g. fern fractal
... Class at MIT so far: Organic Mechanisms
... Song: Hysteria - Muse
... Dessert: Green tea ice cream
Post-MIT Plans: Graduate school
Outreach Chair

Dorm: Maseeh Hall
... Mathematical Topic: Calculus?
... Fractal:
... Class at MIT so far: SP.287 Kitchen Chemistry
... Movie: Moulin Rouge or The Illusionist
... Dessert: Tiramisu
Post-MIT Plans: Ruling the world.


Living Group: Kappa Alpha Theta
... Mathematical Topic: Number Theory & Cryptography
... Fractal: Jurassic Park Fractal
... Class at MIT so far: 8.13 Junior Lab I
... Movies: V for Vendetta, Love Actually
...Songs: Boston - Augustana, Come Sail Away- Styx
... Dessert: Carrot cake with raisins, walnuts, shredded coconut, pineapple, and cream cheese frosting 
Post-MIT Plans: PhD in Physics

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thank You for Attending our Math in Industries Event!

Thanks to all of you, our event was a huge success! Over 70 students attended to hear 8 company representatives talk about the applications of mathematics in their respective companies. They were from Booz Allen Hamilton, BP, Chevron, Citi, Intel, MathWorks, NSA and Oracle. Also, a special thanks to Bob Dolan of the Career Development Center for mediating our panel.

Look at all these people!

We hope you enjoyed the event! If you'd like to leave us feedback (please do!) so that we can organize better events for you, we have the survey below:

Christie Chiu
USWIM Webmaster

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thanks for attending our GBM/Math Mixer!

Thanks to everyone who attended our event last week!

We had 45 people who attended: 11 TAs, 26 students, and 8 exec members. Of the students, 9 were freshmen and 9 were sophomores.

Underclassmen- we hope this event was helpful! Best of luck this semester and beyond, and we hope to see you at our next event!

If you attended, please fill out our survey- we'd love feedback:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

[EVENT] General Body Meeting & Math Mixer

USWIM will be having a joint event, the details are below:
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-149
6:30-7:00 Learn about how to get involved with our outreach and public relations committees
7:00-8:30 Meet current and former math TAs and learn about MIT's first and second year math courses

Dinner will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Welcome to USWIM's Blog!

Let's start off by saying a bit about USWIM. USWIM is the Undergraduate Society of Women in Mathematics, and we are a student group at MIT building an academic and social community for undergraduate women in the math department (of course, we welcome men and non-math majors just the same).

In the past, we have held a wide variety of events. In the fall, we held a math mixer to welcome the freshmen, welcome back the sophomores, and tell all of them about the introductory math courses that MIT has to offer. They hear from the TAs* that have taught and are teaching these classes, as well as the upperclassmen who took them. Our Math in Industries event hosted company representatives to come speak about the applications of math in industry and career opportunities. Similarly, we invite seniors and graduate students to talk on our panel for students looking to pursue graduate school or academia.

If you'd like to know more about USWIM, please visit our booth at the Activities Midway! It will take place on Friday, September 2nd, from 4pm to 6:30 pm. Also, feel free to email us at; we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for reading our blog, and we hope to see you at orientation!

Christie Chiu '13
USWIM Webmaster
Course 8 & 18 (that's physics and math)

* TAs are teaching assistants. They are graduate students (usually) who teach recitations and help grade, whereas the professor teaches lecture and assigns final grades.

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